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Vintage leather handbag, 1970s

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Vintage leather handbag, 1970s

Originally released in the early '70s, this handbag is crafted in brown leather with a green and red Web inlay. The handles are in gold-toned metal extending into a Horsebit. 'Made in Italy by Gucci' is embossed in gold with the patent number 'Brev. No. 53288.' This handbag was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 102 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The soft, slouchy feel of this leather balances its vertical shape and structured edges. Pushing past its functionality, the design invokes a more sculptural feel with the handles taking the shape of the emblematic Horsebit.

The red and green Web grasps onto the end of the Horsebit and extends down to the bottom of the bag. The stripes continue to be an ode to the House's equestrian beginnings to this day.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 675951 A391V 2174

Brown leather
W25.5cm x H30cm x D10cm
10"W x 12"H x 4"D
Originally Released: early 1970s
Due to the creative decision to preserve the original lining of this handbag, there might be some visible wear and tear.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.